Thematic Clusters

The Lives and Work of Gestures
Gesture and Talk
Aesthetics, Embodiment, Performance
Discourse and Semantics
Sign Language (and 1.1.1)

Program Overview

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8:45 - 10:00
Opening Session
10:00- 11:00
Plenary Lecture
8:45 - 9:45
Plenary Lecture
9:45 - 10:45
Plenary Lecture
8:45 - 9:45
Plenary Lecture
9:45 - 10:45
Plenary Lecture
9:15 - 10:15
Plenary Lecture
10:15 - 11:15
Plenary Lecture
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break

Posters in lobby: 10:45 - 6:00

10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30
Plenary Lecture

11:15 - 12:30
Closing Session
12:30 - 2:00
Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00
1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 3:45

2:00 - 3:45

3:45 - 4:15
coffee break
3:45 - 4:15
coffee break
3:45 - 4:15
coffee break

4:15 - 6:00

7:00 - 9:00 Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Films
Dinner in the Hill Country



Wednesday, June 5

9:00 - 9:15
Richard Larivière
Dean, College of Liberal Arts (UT Austin)

9:15 - 10:15
Jürgen Streeck (UT Austin)
The Living Medium

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45
Charles Goodwin (UCLA)
Environmentally Coupled Gestures

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break


Panels 2:00 - 3:45

The Lives and Work of Gestures
Gesture and Talk
Discourse and Semantics
Gestures’ Life Histories

Multimodal Communication and Representation

Living the Medium: Performance as Gestural Inquiry
The Functions of Gestures in the Development of Speech Communication

The Production of Speech and Gesture


Curtis D. LeBaron
(Brigham Young University)
The life-histories of some gestures

Judy Kegl (U. Of Southern Maine), Distancing Language from a Gestural Substrate




















B. Sauer (Johns Hopkins U.) and A. Meyer (Carnegie Mellon U.) Capturing experience: A rhetorical framework for representing speech, gesture and interpretation simultaneously in text and video

Lluís Payrató (Universitat de Barcelona)
Variation, multimodal communication and multilingualism: The VARCOM project

Craig Martell
(U. of Pennsylvania)
FORM: A Kinematic Gesture Annotation Schema and Tool
















Tessa Carr and
Deanna Shoemaker (UT Austin)
Performing Heavy Metal: Sex, Gender, Rock n’ Roll (Thugsluts, The World Tour)

Casey Garcia (UT Austin)
Reality’s a Drag: Drag Queen Culture

Angela Kariotis (UT Austin)
Reflections on Silence: Mime, Marceau, Me

Chris Koenig (UCLA)
“the truth about architecture”


















Jana Iverson (U. of Missouri)
Developmental origins of the speech-gesture link

Martha Alibali and Sotaro Kita (U. of Wisconsin, Madison) The function of gesture in speaking

Julia Evans (U. of Wisconsin, Madison) On the nature of gesture - speech mismatches In children with SLI: Do they know more than they can say?

Donna Thal (San Diego State U.) Gestures and early language delay: Predictors, promoters, or peripherals















Mika Ishino (U.Chicago)
Co-expressivity of gestures and linguistic metonymy

L. Valbonesi (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
Temporal correlation of speech and gestures focal points
N. Furuyama (National Inst. of Informatics,Tokyo)

D. McNeill, M. Park-Doob (U. Chicago)
Is speech-gesture production ballistic or interactive?

D.Loehr (Georgetown U) Intonation, Gesture, and Discourse Structure

S. Norris (Georgetown U.) Multimodal Discourse Analysis: Embodied Means as Higher-Level Discourse Structure













Coffee Break 3:45 - 4:15

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Panels 4:15 - 6:00

People, Places, and Things: Talk, Embodiment, and Action in Natural Settings
Deixis and Space
Gestures in the Past
Gesture and Second Language Acquisition
Acts of Meaning


Stefan Frazier (UCLA), Gesture and Functional Grammar: Pointing as a Noun Phrase "Activator"

Keith Murphy, UCLA, Further Notes on the Synthesis of Form: Gestures, Talk, and Graphic Thinking in Architectural Practice

David Olsher, UCLA, Talk and Embodied
Practices in Other-Initiated Repair: A Study of Language-Learner Project Work Talk

Scott Phillabaum UCLA, Constructing Identity through Space, Talk & the Body

Charles Goodwin, UCLA, Respondent









Sarah Taub, Pilar Pinar, and Dennis Galvan (Gallaudet),
Comparing Spatial Information in Speech/Gesture and Sign Language

N. J. Enfield (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Deictic gesture: different forms for different communicative functions

Peter Kühnlein, Manja Nimke, & Jens Stegmann (Univ. Bielefeld)
Conceptualization of the Environment While Co-verbal Pointing and its Relation to other Phenomena

Lisa D. Harper (Georgetown U.)
Gestural Anaphora









Herman Roodenburg (Meertens Institute Amsterdam)
"In search of physical grace. Dancing, fencing and horse riding in the Dutch Republic"

Reinhard Krüger (TU Berlin)
"Gestures in dialogue: communicative interaction and literary fiction"

JoachimGessinger/Manuela Böhm (Univ. Potsdam)
"The sign and
the body in Diderot's concepts of communication, imagination, and aesthetic

Cornelia Müller/Harald Haferland (FU Berlin)
"The tied-up hands: Observations on the semiosis of a Medieval performative gesture"











Gale Stam (National-Louis University/The University of Chicago)
"What gestures can tell us about second language acquisition"

Marianne Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Anaphoric linkage in gesture and speech in learner varieties

Nicholas O. Jungheim (Waseda University)
The perception of gestures occurring with Japanese refusals

Shuichi Nobe (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Gestures of foreign language speakers

Alexis Tabensky (The University of New South Wales)
Gestures in prepared oral presentations and in interactive discourse





R. G. Montes (Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) Brushing aside

D. MacGregor (Georgetown U.)
Real Space Blends in Spoken Language: Evidence from 'Mr. Roberts'

J. Wijaya (UCLA)
Locating Characters in Narrative Space: A Case Study of Talk and Embodiment in Indonesian Story-tellling

I. Kimbara (U. of Chicago)
On gestural mimicry

C. D. LeBaron (Brigham Young U.) & T. Koschmann (U. of Southern Illinois)
Gestures: Acts of and Acts for Meaning





7:00 - 9:00 Buffet Reception at the Faculty Center

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Thursday, June 6

8:45 - 9:45
Geneviève Calbris (CNRS, Paris)
The Semantic Structure of (Coverbal) Gestures

9:45 - 10:45
Richard Shiff (UT Austin)
Mark, Sign, Gesture

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

Poster Day
Posters shown in the Lobby from 10:45 - 6:00


Amy J. Hammond and Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)
The Robustness of Non-English Sequences in Created Gesture Systems

Hiroko Furo and Scott Reynen (Illinois Wesleyan University)
Hand/Arm Gesture in Japanese and American Conversations: The Potential Universality of Non-verbal Communication

Peter Kühnlein, Manja Nimke, Hannes Rieser, & Jens Stegmann (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
An Interface for the Integration of Speech and Co-verbal pointing: An HPSG-based Syntax/Semantics Interface Tested

Martha W. Alibali (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Asli Ozyurek (Koc University, Istanbul), Amy J. Retzke (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Sarah Whiting (University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Function of Gesture for Speakers: Evidence from Route Directions

Nobuhiro Furuyama (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) and Hiroki Takase (Waseda University)
A Study on the Ecological Basis of Coordination of Speech, Gesture and Breathing Movements

Mardi Kidwell (University of California, Santa Barbara)
How Very Young Children Use Gaze Avoidance to Resist Caregiver Interventions in their Activities

Hiromichi HOSOMA (University of Shiga Prefecture)
The effect of interpersonal distance on gesture in communication

Christian Rathmann (The University of Texas at Austin)
Gestural Space as a Medium in Spoken and Signed Languages

Patricia Zukow-Goldring (University of Southern California), Nancy de Villiers Rader (Ithaca College), and Theresa Cain (Ithaca College).
Perceiving reference through dynamic gesture during early lexical development

Jacques Cosnier, Sophie Huyghes-Despointes, Nadine Bonnet (GRIC-Université Lumière-Lyon 2)
Own-body use for the perception of the partner's affect (about empathy and the concept of body analyzer)

Alison Newlands, Anthony Anderson, Avril Thomson, Bill Ion and Neil Dickson (U. of Strathclyde)
Using Speech related Gestures to Aid Referential Communication in
Face-to-face and Computer Supported Collaborative Work

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11:15 - 1:00 Panels

Activities Unfolding
The Role of Gestures in Conversational Grounding
Aesthetic Genres
Early Childhood
What Do We Mean by Meaning? Conceptual Integration Theory in Gesture Transcription and Analysis

John Handy-Bosma (IBM)
Gesture and Representation of N-Dimensional Selection in Mediated Communication

Carlnita Greene (UT Austin)
Finger Foods: Mimetic Gestures in Communication about Foodstuff

Sae Oshima (UT Austin)
Origami Hand Moves

Juanita Handy-Bosma (UT Austin)
Where Words Are Not Enough: Understanding the Soroban

Chiho Sunakawa (UT Austin)
Learning to Conduct: Gesture, Language, Metaphor, and Iconicity

Tomoko Ikeda & Jeong-Yeon Kim (UT Austin)
Creating Costumes: Coordination of Interactional Resources
in Costume Design







Herbert H. Clark & Meredyth Krych (Stanford University)
Gestures by listeners in dialogue

Janet Bavelas Christine Kenwood, and Jennifer Gerwing (University of Victoria)
Gestural repetition as a means of grounding

Mija A. Van Der Wege, (Carlton College)
Pointing in discussing house plans

Randi Engle (University of Pittsburgh) Using gesture location to distinguish situation models





Thérèse Boyle, Drawing from the Lifeworld: Gesture Studies and the Role of Visual Language in Communication

Massimo Serenari (TU Berlin)
Gesture - caricature -rhetoric













P. Zukow-Goldring (USC), N. de Villiers Rader and T. Cain (Ithaca College)
Perceiving reference through dynamic gesture during early lexical development

B.F. Kelly (UCSB)
Gestures as a pre-cursor to the acquisition of arguments

J. Moore, B. Davis & P. MacNeilage (UT Austin) Decrease in Gesture Use with Late Onset of Spoken Language in Two Infant Populations

B. Belbas and A. Sheldon (UMN-Twin Cities) Speech synchronized gesture in a three-and-one-half-year old's conversation







S. Duncan (National Yang Ming U) Embodied thinking in speaking

S. Liddell (Gallaudet U.)
Meaning in ASL: grammar and mapping

E. Sweetser (UC Berkeley) & F. Parrill (U. Chicago)
Representing Meaning: Morphemic- level analysis in gesture transcription








1:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break

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2:00 - 3:45 Panels

Gestures, Inscriptions, Representations
Reception and Response
Everyday Performance and Ritualization
Ontogeny and Philogeny of Gestures:
The Berlin Dictionary of Everyday Gestures
Components of Gesture

M. L. Flecha-Garcia (U. Edinburgh)
Facial gestures and communication in Map Task dialogues

Bob Moore (Palo Alto Research Center)
Telling & Showing in the Organization of References to Physical Objects

Freya Vass-Rhee (UC Riverside) Spatial and Temporal Deixis in Classical Ballet Épaulement

Michael Bedar (UC San Diego) Movement and Artifact Coordination in Recounting a Group Dance
C. Kuehn (Hokkaido U.) Reception of Gestures: Coherence and Correction

M. Gullberg & S. Kita (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Addressees' attention to gestures: Information uptake and visual fixations

M. Seyfeddinipur (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Monitoring of errors in gesture

Claire Maury-Rouan (CNRS, Université de Provence) Do listener's facial expressions influence speaker's discourse?

Elisa L. Everts (Georgetown U.)
The Effects of Gaze-lessness in Turn-taking Among Blind and Sighted Interlocutors
Nicole Taylor (U. Arizona) Agentive 'Boobs' and 'Outta Control' Stomachs: The Performance Of Gesture and Reported Speech by College Undergraduates

Alan Cienki (Emory U.) Bush's and Gore's Gestures: Do They Correlate with 'Strict Father'
versus 'Nurturant Parent' Language?

Bojan Zikic (U. of Belgrade)
The Sign of the Cross in Serbia: Hand Gesture in Ritual Context

Heather Brookes (Stanford U/Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa)
‘O clever. He's streetwise.' When gestures become quotable: The case of the clever gesture
Roland Posner, Massimo Serenari, Reinhard Krüger, Thomas Noll (Technical
University Berlin)
Adam Kendon (University of Pennsylvania)
Kinesic Forms and Semantic Themes in Gesture Families Observed in Naples and Elsewhere

Cornelia Müller (Freie Universität Berlin)
Forms and Uses of the Palm Up-Open-Hand in a Spanish Conversation

Irene Mittelberg (Cornell University) Making grammar visible: the use of gestural metaphors to represent
grammatical categories and structures

Rebecca Webb (University of Rochester)
American Metaphoric Gestures: a Lexicon and Components

3:45 - 4:15 Coffee Break
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4:15 - 6:00
General Assembly of the International Society for Gesture Studies


7:30 - 9:00 Film Presentation

16 dream fragments
videoessay, 51 min
by Anette Rose (Berlin)

"In their 'dream fragments,' seven women tell of strange incidents they experienced in their sleep. The montage highlights the women's facial expressions and gestures and, in particular, those aspects that bow to the dictates of language, come to its aid, elude it, race ahead of it, or even circumvent it altogether."

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Friday, June 7

8:45 - 9:45
Scott Liddell
Two types of Directional Gestures in American Sign Language: Unprompted and Grammatically Required (Gallaudet University)

9:45 - 10:45
David McNeill (University of Chicago)
Dialectic of Gesture and Language

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 1:00 Panels

Gesture in the Making of Music
Gestures in Conversation
Theorizing Gesture: Dynamic Embodiment in Anthropological Perspective

Sign Language

The transition from gesture to sign

Experimental Studies of Gestures as Communication

Richard Ashley (Northwestern University)
Gesture in defining musical performance: A case study

Shin MARUYAMA (The University of Tokyo, Japan) &
Nobuhiro FURUYAMA (National Institute of Infomatics, Japan)
Functional variations and organization of expressive gestures by a classical orchestral conductor

Ronda Mader & Richard Ashley (Northwestern U.)
Gestures of Flutists: Categories and Functions

Laura Lohman (DePauw University)
Improvisatory Gestures and the Transmission of Western Classical Music






Lone Laursen (University of Odense)
On some aspects of gestures and projection: When gestures are continued or produced after the related lexical component

Ulrike Bohle (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Gestures in compound turn constructional units

Ellen Fricke (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
Origo, pointing, and conceptualization - what gestures reveal about the nature of the origo in face to-face interaction

André Hatting (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
The communicative function of gestures





A. Shand (U. of Illinois) The Sign of the Cross in the Greek Orthodox Church

M. Franken (UC Riverside) Indigenous "Gesture" in Egyptian Folkloric Dance

B. Farnell (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Notating Indigenous Conceptions of Action and Space
in Plains Sign Language

J. D. Jackson (Goucher College)
The Social World of Voguing

K.McKandless (U. Of Illinois) Vinyasa Yoga

D. Williams (Oxford),Discussant






Judy Kegl (U. Of Southern Maine), Gesture and the Language-Ready Brain







Janet Bavelas, Christine Kenwood, Trudy Johnson, Bruce Phillips, Jennifer Gerwing, Danielle Prevost, & Chantelle Sutton (University of Victoria)

The effects of visibility and vocabulary on the rate and redundancy of gestures

How actions become symbols

Gestures in face-to-face, telephone, and tape recorder conditions










1:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
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2:00 - 3:45 Panels

Putting Gesture in Its Place: Ethnomethodological Studies of Instructed Action
Cultural Contexts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Gesture as a Facilitator of Lexical Access - A Panel with Robert Krauss

Leslie Jarmon (UT Austin)
Emergent 'object-situations': Sequential structures in situated training/learning activities

Doug Macbeth (Ohio State U.) The achieved definite sense and meaning of 'Thisses and That's' in a 5th grade classroom

David Bogen (Emerson College) Being there: 'Seeing the city' as a discoverable order of looking and finding

Dusan Bjelic (U. of Southern Maine) Peformatives in the panopticon: Camera, shot, and self-aestheticizing response

Shuichi Nobe (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Gesture and acoustic aspects of speech in a foreign language

M.-A. Morel, P. Del'Erba, L. Danon-Boileau & A.Martone (Paris), Gesture in a conversation between four young adults in Napoli

Jeffrey Davis (U.
of Tennessee)
Gestural Communication Among Indigenous Peoples

Ronald B. Crawford (The University of Wolverhampton)
The Cultural Significance of Gestures and the Counterbalance of Kinesics and Kinesiology

Arnold Groh (Technical University of Berlin)
Cultural Factors of Gesture Interpretation - A Field Study in South East Asia

Satinder P. Gill, (Stanford U.)
Gesture in Collaborative Concept Formation: Case of Sketching

Julio Cesar de Tavares
(Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro)
Embodied Language, Gesture and Memory

Deborah Kapchan
(UT Austin)
Inhabiting Gesture: Intentionality and Performativity in Moroccan Trance

Katharine Young (San Francisco)
The Philosopher's Body: Rhetoric and Charisma in Somatic Psychology

Kearsy Cormier (UT Austin)
Is the use of space in ASL linguistic or gestural? Evidence from plurals

Christian Rathmann,
Richard P. Meier (UT Austin) & Gaurav Mathur (U. of Connectitut)
From gesture to verb agreement in signed languages

Evelyn McClave (California State University, Northridge)
Nonmanual Gestures in American Sign Language

Christian Vogler (U. of Pennsylvania) and Dimitris Metaxas (Rutgers University)
American Sign Language Recognition: The Modeling Challenge
Gesture as a Facilitator of Lexical Retrieval
Robert M. Krauss and Ezequiel Morsella
(Columbia University)

Herbert Clark
(Stanford University)


3:45 - 4:15 Coffee Break
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4:15 - 6:00 Panels

Distributed Cognition
Gesture as Interface in Human-Computer Interaction
Tarahumara Ritual Peformance
Sign-Languages in Comparative Perspective
Gesture and Lexical Access II
L. Mondada
(Université de Lyon 2) "are you sure it is not the posterior part of the stomach?": Coordinating surgical action and talk-in-interaction

M. Nevile (Australian National University)
Gesture in the airline cockpit: allocating control of the engine power levers during a takeoff

A. Spagnolli (University of Padua, Italy) Coping with fire in a virtual environment: the reason for ineffective gestures

N. J. Enfield (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Editing gesture diagrams: manipulating the cohesion of virtual diagrams
in gesture space
Andrea Corradini (Oregon Health & Science University)
Gesture Interfaces for Multimodal Systems in HCI

P. Kühnlein, M. Nimke, H. Rieser, & J. Stegmann (Univ. Bielefeld) An Interface for the Integration of Speech and Co-verbal pointing: An HPSG-based Syntax/ Semantics Interface Tested

K.Müller (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering) Non-verbal behaviour in 3D multiuser-environments

S. Kopp, T. Sowa, I. Wachsmuth (Univ. Bielefeld) Imitation games with a virtual communicator: From mimicking to conceptualizing representational gestures

J.E. Lonergan (San Jose State University)
The ecology of servitude in Tarahumara ritual tesgüinadas

J.E. Lonergan (San Jose State University) and
PA Small (El Paso Community College)
Dance or Die: Tarahumara ritual spectacle in norírahuachi








David Quinto-Pozos (UT Austin)
Gesture in the sign stream

Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam) The Grammar of Headshake

Amy Franklin, Carolyn Mylander, and Susan Goldin Meadow (U. of Chicago) The resilience of combinatorial structure at the word level: Morphology in Chinese and American home sign systems

Alejandro Oviedo (Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela and Universität Hamburg)
´Te pinto una paloma´. Emblems in the Venezuelan Sign Language?
A.L. Kinney (UT Austin) & A.J. Bateman (IBM Corporation & UT Austin)
Gesture during Speech Production: Lexical Access Facilitator or More

S.M. Wagner,S. Goldin Meadow, H. Nusbaum (U. of Chicago) The Relationship Between Gesture and Visual-Spatial Working Memory

G. Stam (National-Louis University/U. of Chicago)
Lexical searches/lexical failures and gesture in second language development

A.Melinger & W.Levelt (MPI for Psycholinguistics)
Evidence from the speaker for a communicative function of gesture

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Saturday, June 8

9:15 - 10:15
John Haviland (Reed College & CIESAS)
Master Talkers, Master Gesturers

10:15 - 11:15
Adam Kendon (Philadelphia/Napoli)
Gesture Diversity

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 - 1:00
Closing Session

Bodies Freezing in Motion (Communal Frolicking at Barton Springs)
bus pick-up: 2 p.m./return 5 p.m.

BBQ Dinner at the Salt Lick in the Hill Country
bus pick-up: 6 p.m./return 10 p.m.

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